William II of Provence

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William II of Provence
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William II of Provence (1655 engraving)
Spouse(s) Gerberga of Burgundy
Noble family House of Arles
Father William I of Provence
Mother Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou
Born c. 981
Died 1018

William II (or III) (c. 981 – 1018), called the Pious, was the Count of Provence.

Life[edit]

William was the son of William I (or II) of Provence and Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou. His regent was his mother. William did not succeed to the margravial title, which went to his uncle Rotbold I.[1] Around 1002, he married Gerberga, daughter of Otto-William, Count of Burgundy and Ermentrude, Countess of Mâcon and Besançon.[2] William died in 1018, about 30 May.[1]

Family[edit]

Together William and Gerberga had:

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Marburg, Germany: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafel 187
  2. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Marburg, Germany: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafeln 59, 187

See also[edit]

  • Jean-Pierre Poly, La Provence et la société féodale 879–1166 (Paris: Bordas, 1976)